Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Walking out during Yizkor

A week or so after Yom Tov, Danny argues against walking out during Yizkor.
I sometimes used to daven in a shul in Ra'anana where every year the rabbi would ask people who are not saying Yizkor for close relatives not to leave for the exact reasons Danny gives; each year, everyone would walk out anyway, so strong is this superstition.

2 comments:

Dave said...

I have heard that the original reason for leaving during Yizkor wasn't superstition, but rather that the fathers didn't want their sons to see them cry.

Can you confirm?

Batya said...

This post is included in the latest Hevel Hevalim!

http://shilohmusings.blogspot.com/2005/06/hevel-hevelim-26.html
http://me-ander.blogspot.com/2005/06/hevel-hevalim-26.html